Balanites aegyptiaca

Ba·la·ni·tes ae·gyp·ti·a·ca

(bal'ă-nī'tēz ē'jip-tī'ā-kă),
A genus of tree growing in North Africa and areas around the eastern Mediterranean, with berries that contain an active principle that is deadly to mollusks, miracidia, cercariae, tadpoles, and fish; used as a prophylactic against schistosomiasis by adding it to drinking water.
[L. balanos, acorn]
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The quest for ceonomical plant sources of steroidal sapogenins other than Diocorea species, the only commercial source, pointed to the high potential of fruits of Balanites aegyptiaca as an alternative source (Hardman and Sofowora, 1972; 1970).
The most popular fishing gears used for fishing are the seed of Millettia ferruginea (in Amharic called Birbira) and barks of Balanites aegyptiaca (locally called Bedeno).
Stomata and chlorophyll content as marker traits for hardening of in vitro raised Balanites aegyptiaca (L.
The present study was carried out to identify the primary compounds responsible for the aldose reductase inhibitory activity of Balanites aegyptiaca fruits.
Variation in diosgenin level in seed kernels among different provenances of Balanites aegyptiaca Del (Zygophyllaceae) and its correlation with oil content.
Effets des mycorhizes a arbuscules sur la tolerance a un stress hydrique de quatre arbres fruitiers: Balanites aegyptiaca (L.
Teferi (2006) also documented Ziziphus spina-christi, Acacia asak, Acacia lahai, Balanites aegyptiaca and Terminalia brownie as some of the most commonly utilized and distributed browses species in the Deberke district of northern Ethiopia.
Hingul is a Kannada (south Indian dialect) word and refers to the herb Balanites aegyptiaca (L.